There’s never been a better time to connect with loved ones using the power of fitness. While quarantine lockdowns are starting to loosen in many areas, places like gyms will likely be closed for a bit longer. The good news is that with your FitOn app, you can stay in shape and get your loved ones involved right from the comfort of your own home. We’re sharing all the deets on five family fitness ideas that will totally shake up your current fitness routine (in the best way possible!)
Plus, these family fitness ideas are something that your mama or those who may just be starting their fitness journey can join in on, making fitness something positive that the whole family can get in on.
How to Connect With Those You Love Through Fitness (Right From The Comfort of Home)
#1 Schedule Your Workouts Together
Pull up your Google calendar (or grab a pen and paper if that’s more your style), and schedule in your workouts with your mama (or anyone who wants to jump on the fitness bandwagon).
Find times that work for both of you to get your daily workouts in together — doing so will help you both hold each other accountable, and working out with a loved one is always more fun.
The good news is that even if you can’t work out in the same space, you can do a FitOn workout at the same time or do a workout together via video call while still practicing social distancing. #quarentinefitnesswin!
#2 Welcome Friendly Competition
A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, so challenge your loved ones to a little friendly competition by inviting them to a FitOn workout. Not only will you both be doing something really amazing for your health, but it’s a great way to connect and have fun.
#3 Use This Unusual Time to Connect Using Something you Have in Common
While most gyms are still closed, many people are leaning into fitness as a way to help connect during the global pandemic. They are relying on home fitness routines and video call apps like Zoom, House Party, or plain old FaceTime to workout together.
Not only is getting your sweat on with a loved one a great way to bond, but it’s also a fun thing to do with your mom, aunt, brother, or sister when you both share a love for fitness. Or, maybe it serves as a way to hold each other accountable to get that daily workout in.
No matter what the case, using this unusual time where we are all exercising from home is a great way to connect with loved ones through fitness — the good news is that with the digital world we live in, it’s easier to do than ever before.
5 Family Fitness Ideas Your Mom Can Join in On
#1 Get Your Dance Party On
Host a virtual dance party with family members looking to get a good workout in — yes, seriously. During this period, when many of us have been self-isolating for nearly two months, a good dance workout is a welcome addition to a monotonous home routine and a great way to have fun with family and friends.
Afraid you don’t have the moves? Open up your FitOn app and try one of these super fun (and effective) dance workout classes.
#2 Stretch it Out
In need of a rest day, but still want to move your body? Stretching is one of the best things you can do and something your body craves after your kick-butt workout days. Plus, anyone can stretch.
So, if your mom wants to join in on the fitness fun, but is afraid of the intensity level, ask her to join in on one of your stretch routines. Or, invite her to the FitOn app to scroll through some of our stretch classes.
Here are some great beginner picks:
#3 Connect With Your Inner Calm Through Yoga
We all could use some stress reduction right now, are we right? Yoga is a great gentle form of exercise that’s amazing for flexibility, strength, core stability, and for relaxing your mind and your body! After a good yoga practice, you’ll be left feeling more balanced and energized.
Invite a family member or friend to join in on an at-home yoga class who could use a little unwinding. You both will leave the mat feeling ten times better than before you started — namaste!
Here are two great mood-boosting FitOn yoga class options available right in your app.
#4 Get Fit With Barre
The toning power of barre is amazing, and it’s something you can do right from the comfort of your home. Invite your mom, aunt, sister, or BFF to a FitOn barre class for one of our family fitness ideas that will have you all working on toning (just in time for summer!)
Give one of these fun Barre workouts a try right from your FitOn app.
#5 Try a Beginner HIIT Workout
While HIIT can seem intimidating, it doesn’t have to be, especially when trying a beginner class. Get your mom or anyone who’s up for a challenge to work up a sweat with a quick HIIT class.
Hey, you may even walk away craving more HIIT in your fitness routine!
Try our for beginner class with trainer Breann Mitchell to get a taste of HIIT.
Ready for something a bit more advanced? Try one of these options.
Get Connected Through Fitness
Fitness is a powerful way to support mental and physical health and what better way to connect and support those you love than by getting them involved in some of these family fitness ideas?
With these five family fitness ideas, you can continue to work on crushing your fitness goals, while also connecting with those you loved ones.